Monthly Archives: February 2016

Postcards from the Yarn Room

It’s a frosty morn here in Central Illinois . . . but the guest yarn room is nice and cozy. Thanks to deaccessioning from the youngest family member, my room has a large storage shelf with a huge top–great for … Continue reading

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Video Fun: Knitting Treadmill Workout

This is a guest post by Spencer: For this interview with Melissa, I caught up with her while she was knitting on the treadmill. As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I like to make things for spinning and knitting, so future … Continue reading

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Woolen Mills!

Happy weekend to everyone! I am WIPing away on my socks–maybe I’ll have one FO for you next week?? But, boy oh boy, is my teaching schedule truly kicking my butt this semester! For today, a couple of links to … Continue reading

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Shear Panic! (cuteness overload)

Cutest game ever. It’s called Shear Panic and it’s only about $12 on Amazon–seriously. We are big gamers in this household . . . so, rationally speaking, this may not be for everyone. But, then again, if you like knitting, … Continue reading

Posted in board game, community, cuteness overload, game, review, shearing | 6 Comments

WPI Gauge!

I have been spinning for almost a year now, and I’ve heard some rumblings about Wraps Per Inch (or WPIs). There are many ways to measure WPI, including simply wrapping your yarn around a ruler or a note card or … Continue reading

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